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An error having a nonzero mean, so that its effect is not reduced when observations are averaged.
- ‘The order of measurements was randomized to help eliminate systematic errors resulting from metabolism of glucose in vitro.’
- ‘Any bias in the instrument would produce a systematic error which would be present in all observations.’
- ‘Furthermore, systematic errors are introduced if the assumed substitution model of the tree reconstruction method is not consistent with the evolutionary dynamics of the analyzed sequences.’
- ‘The trade-off is therefore between systematic error and random error.’
- ‘Randomization eliminates the effects of systematic errors in many experiments.’
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